T R U E C O L O R S
The first project of it's kind, and the World of Visual Journaling was never to be the same.
Rare opportunity to participate in a beautifully organized and smoothly run project.
Up to that point, most of the artists were unacquainted. We completed this "event" with life-long friendships.
Even now, we all receive mail from fans the World over. Our intention was to have fun and inspire. Mission accomplished.
Continued requests for the very large body of work that compiles THE UNPUBLISHED PAGES. Will the publisher respond? Send letters to Stampington!
On the first of the month, we would start to visualize and plan our pages for the next, incoming book.
Lots of sighs and swooning by email as the books arrived each month and we built our pages and our friendships.
Ongoing gratitude to Lynne Perrella for her brilliant idea, Michelle Ward for her Mad Organizational Skills and Stampington for taking the publishing plunge.
Ready to re-group and do TRUE COLORS TWO. Is the World ready?
So long to Linn Jacobs. Her passing left a significant void in this Beautiful and Rare group. We Love and miss you, Sweet, Sweet Lady.
If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. Marc Chagall
Spring 2001..........from the day this project began, till the finished journals arrived home again in the fall of 2002, it became clear to me that TRUE COLORS had a heart......a live, beating heart that was the true center of this amazing collaboration. Through frequent emails we plotted, planned, researched, and explored as each book came our way. Remembering my thoughts in the TRUE COLORS book, "Each book's arrival was truly an event. Occasionally I would tear open the box before the postman drove away, but more often than not I would wait until later, using the unveiling as a treat or incentive to stay on task during the day. With coffee or wine in hand, I would savor each and every detail of the journals."
Working in my colleagues books never felt like a job to complete. Adding to the book became a unique challenge for each of us to listen to the heart and soul of the work that came before us. Entries were a labor of love planned and executed with enthusiasm and authenticity, using details personalized for each participant and their "chosen" color. The focus was on freely creating....................publication was never discussed till near the conclusion of the collaboration.
As the project grew over the months, it's heart grew as well. It spilled over with lessons learned, fresh ideas, new friendships and a deepened respect between 14 artists who became a part of this living, breathing project. This "heart" still beats today in each of the women who shared a piece of themselves in this collaboration, and of course in the TRUE COLORS book that tells their heartfelt story.